Statement from ICLEI BiodiverCities Advisory Committee on aligning biodiversity and climate change in local and subnational governments, towards UNFCCC COP 21

Based on discussions at the 5th ICLEI BiodiverCities Advisory Committee meeting, the themes emerging from the 2013 International BiodiverCities Conference, and the 2013 International Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB) Workshop, in Joondalup, Australia.



Cape Town picks up two awards for implementation of EPWP

The City of Cape Town, South Africa has picked up two of the three awards available for its implimentation fo theExpanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).



ICLEI endorses ASAP working group

ICLEI is very pleased to endorse the report of the Alliance for Sustainability and Prosperity (ASAP) working group: “The need for a fair and sustainable development paradigm in an urban world”.



UCLG World Summit ends with Rabat Declaration

The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders of UCLG culminated today in Rabat with the announcement of the new Presidency of UCLG – the largest organization of Mayors and local and regional governments in the world. Over these three days, over 3,000 participants from 125 countries came together under the theme, “Imagine Society, Build Democracy”.



Nantes Declaration refuels hopes for local governments, as science calls for urgent climate actions

With the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report painting a clear and worrying picture regarding man-made climate change, cities and regions came together at the World Mayors Summit on Climate Change on Saturday to affirm their commitment to scale up climate actions, urge engagement with the global level on climate change, and enhance access to finance.



UN Conference on Desertification 2013

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of Parties Eleven (COP11) is underway in Windhoek, Namibia, from 16-27 September.



Arusha overhauls its transport system

The City of Arusha in northern Tanzania not only has a large and growing urban population, but increasingly has an international role, as the host city of the East African Community (EAC) and the International Tribunal for Rwanda.



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